2001 Emmanuel Goldstein

“Hacking and Computer Security”


Emmanuel Goldstein (emmanuel@2600.com) has been publishing 2600 Magazine, The Hacker Quarterly since 1984. He traces his hacker roots to his college days at SUNY Stony Brook in the late seventies. He led the movement to free famed hacker Kevin Mitnick from prison and stop a film that portrayed him in an inaccurate light. He recently completed a film of his own (“Freedom Downtime”), a documentary that focuses on stopping the other film (“Takedown”), the Free Kevin movement, and the hacker world. Last year, Goldstein was sued by the Motion Picture Association of America for printing source code on the www.2600.com website that enabled DVDs to be controlled by their owners. The case is currently being appealed. He also hosts America’s largest (if not only) hacker radio show, which airs on New York City’s WBAI 99.5 FM every Tuesday at 8 pm.